Following in a more experienced person’s footsteps is a great way to learn something new, or to take the fear factor away from a scary new undertaking.
Sharing an expat’s experience with the process of relocating, or their life overseas, can teach some very useful lessons.
Here’s a list of expat and travel blogs and websites that are worth a look. To my surprise, I discovered it’s been about three months since the last one, so here’s a new list for 2012.
- My Life In Canada Under the Snow
- Gringos in Paradise (Mexico), for American expats in Mexico
- Anywhere in the World, expat entrepreneur from France
- The Road Less Traveled, American couple spend part of every year in Mexico in an RV or boat.
- Overseas Exile, American currently in Amsterdam.
- Far Away Hammer
- The Venice Experiment, American expats in Venice, Italy.
- Without Any Walls, expats in Germany.
- Gringos Abroad, a family of Canadians in Ecuador.
- Piglet in Portugal, writes a lot about food as well as other aspects of everyday expat life in Portugal.
- Nicaragua Dispatch. This is actually an online newspaper, but I found it well worth spending some time with.
- Expats in Italy
- The Zieglers Blog, expats in Canada
- A Little Adrift
- Travels of Adam
- Magic Travel Blog
- The Adventures of D
- How to Travel with Pets
- Fox Nomad
- Tech Guide for Travel
- Ramble Crunch, an American/Canadian family traveling through Europe and Turkey.
These are not your typical travel sites, but sites of people who spent most of their lives traveling.
Do you have a favorite expat or perpetual-travel blog you’d like to recommend? Leave a link in the Comments section!
Aisha Ashraf says
I don’t know if you’ve mentioned it in previous lists, but 4 Kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle – http://shamozal.blogspot.com/ – is a great read. always touches my heart and brings a smile to my face.
Wow, great blog! Thanks for pointing me toward it, Aisha. It’ll be on a future list, for sure. 🙂
Mr. G says
Thanks a lot for including us in your list!
Curtis Poe says
For the Overseas Exile blog, you state that I’m an American in Amsterdam. That was true, but I moved to Paris last Friday.
Oh my gosh, you moved last Friday and I didn’t include that info in a post published on Saturday? 🙂 How long do you plan to be there before you move on again?
Thanks for the update — I’ll look forward to reading your adventures in France.
Curtis Poe says
I’m not planning on moving again for a good long while. By my count, that’s my fifth country and 38th move. I’m very, very tired of moving around. Fortunately, I’ve a great job and with a French wife, this time things should be a bit easier for us.
I’m glad you enjoy the blog!
Seriously, 38 moves? I’m exhausted just thinking about it! Hope you’re able to settle down for a while.
Thanks so much for including me!
Always enjoy your list of expat blogs (and was thrilled to be included in an earlier version). Keep sharing, please!
Thanks, Linda. I know I always love finding new expat blogs too.
Tanya and Andrew says
Thanks Linda for including us in your list!
Enjoying traveling the world as much as we do 🙂
Actually, I’m Susanna. Linda’s another blog owner I was responding to, but you’re welcome anyway. 🙂
Tanya and Andrew says
My apologies Susanna, my excitement got the better of me! Thanks again 🙂
No Problem 🙂
Sorry for late response – I did not realise you had included my blog, thank you!
My pleasure 🙂
Nancy Thompson says
Great information on your blog! I love the flip-flops on the ground point of view. I have been researching for the past year as I wind down my career and explore the opportunities for what’s next. Hubby retired last year and declared “That’s it, we’re selling it all on ebay and becoming citizens of the world in our retirement. If it doesn’t fit in a backpack and a rollie suitcase, we don’t need it!” Ha! I now blog about our adventures as we begin to do just this. We are definitely future expats who are attempting to smell the roses and find joy in each step as we move toward this new goal and second act. Love your blog!!
PS – If you enjoy my blog, maybe you could add it to your list? I’ll be checking them all out and know I’ll find more great info and inspiration.
My favorite is http://www.kendraschaefer.com/blog/ – she’s american and lives in China but travels a lot, mostly in Asia, sometimes other places. Cracks me up!
Thanks for the recommendation, Jessica, I’ll have to check it out. 🙂
Amanda Settle` says
I’m relatively new to blogging and was looking around for some good expat blogs, will you be updating the list anytime soon?
I do put out lists of expat blogs from time to time — no regular schedule for it though.